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Ohio Obituaries - 1923 - Mrs. Jane Allen


Mrs. Jane Allen, widow of the late John K. Allen, and descendent of one of the earliest pioneer settlers of Trumbull County, passed away at nine o'clock on Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John N. Cassidy, in Lordstown, her death terminating an invalidism which covered a period of six years during which she had been unable to walk.

Mrs. Allen was approaching the ninetieth milestone in her life and was one of those rare characters who retain all of their faculties and hold an interest in all of the current events of the day in spite of advanced age. During the years in which she had been a shut in she had been a constant reader of her bible and other books, and she enjoyed the company of neighbors and friends who spent many hours with her. She was the daughter of the late John and Lydia Ripple Lodwick, who came to the Lordstown township over a century ago. She was born in Austintown on July 22, 1833, when the township was sparsely settled, and spent her girlhood with her parents there. On October 16, 1851, she was united in marriage to John K. Allen and they took up their residence in Lordstown on a farm. At the time of his death in 1909, they had been married fifty-eight years. In 1854 she untied with the Christian Church which she established at that time in Lordstown and had been an active worker in it's interests until she was unable to attend the services. A woman of strong sensibilities, firm Christian character. She had hosts of friends throughout the community.

She is survived by four children, John A. Allen, Cleveland, J. W. Allen, Warren, Mrs. H. M. Snyder, Toledo, Mrs. J. N. Cassidy, Lordstown with whom she had resided for several years, fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Norman Allen was killed in a railroad accidentin 1901 and another daughter died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at the Cassidy home in Lordstown Sunday at 2 o'clock where Rev. C. M. Oliphant of Warren, and Rev. George C. Crites will officiate. Burial will be made in the Lordstown Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Mrs. S. M. Hartzell of Bonnie Brae, Warren, is one of the grandchildren.

Date and place of death: Feb 23, 1923 - Lordstown, Ohio

Source: Warren Tribune - Feb. 23, 1923 - Warren, Ohio

Submitted by Catherine Timlin-Hebb

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